Update Article here via LankaXpress. The Department of Examinations today announced that the results of the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination-2020 have been released online.

The results can be viewed via https://www.doenets.lk/examresults, the official website of the Examinations Department.

A student from Sangamitta College, Galle recorded 200 marks at the grade 5 scholarship exam. Siyathi Sandundi Karunathilaka, a student from Sanghamitta Balika Vidyalaya has recorded 200 out of 200 marks at the grade 5 scholarship exam conducted in October. She would be possibly the island best student this time at the scholarship exam having recorded a rare feat after 13 years.

At least four students have recorded 200/200 marks at the grade 5 scholarship exam in 2020. This is the first time in Sri Lankan history that at least four students scored the total marks at grade five scholarship exam.

Update – Everything is ready for 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam and it will be held on October 11 Sunday as scheduled with strict Coronavirus safety measures. Sri Lanka Education Ministry has published an on-line form on its website to collect details of candidates attempting the Grade Five scholarship exam. The Education Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said the form in this regard has already been added to the web site of the Ministry. He further stated that information will be updated daily.

Ministry of Education has made arrangements to obtain relevant information including details of the health status of all students who are scheduled to sit for the Grade Five Scholarship Examination as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. Students or parents can access this information via the link https://info.moe.gov.lk
Normally, Grade Five Scholarship Exam is scheduled on August month every year, but the exam was postponed this year due to Coronavirus outbreak. Earlier officials said 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be held from September 13. But students and parents have requested to postpone it by several weeks. Finally Ministry after having discussions with students, principals and teachers about this matter, decided to held exam is on October 11. In October again there was increase in COVID19 patents in Sri Lanka with Minuwangoda cluster. Officials after having discussion decided to hold exam as scheduled with strict health measures. 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be held on October 11 Sunday.

Relevant time table released. It is expected to release the 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam results on December. Cut Off Marks for Popular School will be delayed and will release after December. Last year, Pass Marks Sinhala Medium 164, Tamil medium 156 (Colombo district).

2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam dates will be announce July 20. Sri Lanka Education Ministry has decided to announce Grade Five Scholarship Exam dates tomorrow after having discussion with relevant parties. Much awaited 2020 Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held on September 13 Sunday.

Sri Lanka’s Education Minister says that 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (Paha Shreniya Shishyathwa Wibagaya) will be held on September 13. Exam was scheduled held on August but due to coronavirus outbreak exam postponed to September.

Earlier Examinations commissioner said that a reasonable and fair decision will be made considering Grade 5 Scholarship Exam, as schools remained closed due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

Earlier Examinations commissioner Mr Poojitha said processing the scholarship applications this year was easier due to the online application system.

Earlier Examinations commissioner Mr Poojitha also said the department will seek advice from health authorities with regard to spacing and desk and chair arrangements in the exam halls.

Sri Lanka Education Ministry decided to open schools from June 29 Monday under four stages.


Sri Lanka Education Ministry has decided to open schools from June 29 Monday under four stages. According to the ministry, under first stage all teachers and Principals request to report to schools.

Under second stage, Grade 13, grade 11 and Grade 5 students request to report schools on July 6.

Under the 3rd stage, Grade 10 & 12 students request to report schools on July 20

Under the 4th stage, Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 , 8, 9 request to report schools on July 27.

A/L Exam postponed. A/l exam will be held from September 5.

Meanwhile Sri Lanka Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma stated that the children who are to face examinations in the future, will not be subjected to any disadvantage in any way due to the Covid19 epidemic.

What happens to 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam & Students ?

• Hold the exam on August ?
• Hold the exam with covered syllabus on August ?
• Postpone the exam date ?

“Lanka Education” kindly requesting students NOT to panic over social media news. Government will take a fair decision which will satisfied you all. Hence Stay till official media channel publish the news. Stay at Home – Do your studies well as usual. Good Luck !

Few weeks ago Ministry said that Grade five scholarship exam will not be postponed. Social Media and several newspapers reported that grade 5 scholarship examination will be postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. Answering the social media posts, Ministry says exam will NOT be delay.

Doubts had been cast over the conduct of the grade five scholarship examinations on schedule due to the current situation. Educational authorities had to seek advice from the health authorities, an Education Ministry official said.

Examinations Commissioner General Sanath Poojitha said they feared the exams would not be held as scheduled previously.

He said the Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold or postpone exams.

Mr Poojitha also said processing the scholarship applications this year was easier due to the online application system. He said the exams might be delayed until the August holiday period.

Mr Poojitha also said the department will seek advice from health authorities with regard to spacing and desk and chair arrangements in the exam halls.

Earlier Sinhala Newspaper Silumina reported that Grade five scholarship exam would be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.

Year Students Sat Exam Centres Exam Date Results Released Dates
  2010 313,450 2744 August 22 September 22 31
  2011 321,427 2772 August 21 September 15 25
  2012 318,416 2803 August 26 September 25 30
  2013 329,725 2386 August 25 October 1 37
  2014 334,600 2870 August 17 September 28 41
2015 340,926 2907 August 23 October 7 45
2016 350,701 2959 August 21 October 4 44
2017 356,728 3014 August 20 October 5 46
2018 355,326 3050 August 5 October 5  
2019 339,369 2995 August 04 October 6  
2020 Over 300,000*  About 3000*  September 13 October 25*   
2021

Exam will be held on August 9 or another date according to the previous records after analyzing by “Lanka Education”. (Above art)

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